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Body Of Swimmer, 27, Found Hours After He Disappeared In A Lake

The body of a 27-year-old man who disappeared while swimming in a lake on Thursday has been found.

Police were called to Lake Canobolas, near Orange in NSW's Central West about 2pm on Thursday, to reports a man had gone missing while swimming.

Paramedics, police officers and the SES launched a search operation to try to find the man.

A body was discovered about 6.15 pm.

While the man is yet to be formally identified, it’s believed to be the missing 27-year-old.

A brief will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.